25th April 1781
Reference Numbert17810425-66
VerdictsNot Guilty

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262. WILLIAM BLAND and MARY TIPTON were indicted, the first (together with James Collier , not in custody) for burglariously breaking and entering the dwelling-house of John Storr , Esq ; on the 10th of April, about the hour of nine in the night, and stealing two silver forks, value 20 s. five silver table spoons, value 2 l. 10 s. a large silver cup and cover, value 40 l. a silver coffee pot, value 10 l. a silver bread basket, value 10 l. two silver butter boats, value 10 l. an old silver cup, value 3 l. a silver wax-winder, value 20 s. two silver gilt spurs and spoons, value 3 l. a silver punch strainer, value 40 s. a silver soup ladle, value 40 s. four silver sauce boats, value 40 s. a pair of silver tea tongs, value 10 s. and two candlesticks plated with silver, value 10 s. the property of the said John Storr , in his dwelling-house ; and the other, for receiving part of the above goods, knowing them to have been stolen , against the statute, &c. April 19th .

(There was not any evidence to bring the charge home to the principal, excepting the testimony of an accomplice, unconfirmed by any other evidence.)


Tried by the First Middlesex Jury, before Lord LOUGHBOROUGH.

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